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FLORA INDICA.                                         157
fructa late ovali vel subgloboso tomento brevissiino incano, arillo crasse
carnoso.
HAB. In montibus Kliasia, alt. 2-3000 pecL !-»—(c. t?.)
Arbor excclsa, trunco apice horizontaliter et subverticillatim rarnoso. Samvti
elongati, foliosi, rugulosi, adulti cinerei, glabratL Folia 6-10 poll, longa, l£-2£
la£a, pet. f-polL, supra glabra, lucida, subtus glauca, secus costam et nerros cinereo-
furfuracea. Pedunculi axillares, vis -J-pollicares, rigidi, lignosi; pedicelii eorum
apicem versus inter bracteas squameeformes vfascicniati? graciles, %-% poll, longi,
cinereo-incani, supra medium bracteolam latissimam amplectentem. minutam ge-
rentes. Mabastri masculi subglobosi, obtuse triqneferi: Fruvtus plernrnqne solitaru,
pedicello crasso, orales, minute fuscp-puberuli, S-polHcares. * Valvce msjee. AriUus
crassissimns, carnosus, demum coccineua, seqnalis, apice lacerns, Nticle&s oblongus,
loevis, obliquus, cbalaza iafra-apicali.
This species (the most iiortheru of all Nutmegs) is readHy distinguished from m.
longifolia by the much fewer and smaller flowers on longer stalks, by the flat-topped
disc (if that character is to be relied on), and especially by-the very different fruit.
The leaves also are narrower, much thinner in texture, and not cordate at the base.
The leaves of both, however, vary a good deal, and some of the smaller ones of M,
longifoliA are not easily distinguished from those of the present species.
4. M; attenuate (Wall Cat. 6791!) rranmlis tenuiter furfura-
*ceis, foliis oblongo-lauceolatis longe attenuatis basi acutis vel rotundatis
subtus glaucis, pedunculis axiUaribus paucifloris, disco plaao 12-lobo,
fructu ovali vel oblongo fulvo-tomentoso, arillo tenuissimo.—M. amy-
galina, Graham^ Cat\ Bomb.> non. Wall.
HAB. In montibus Concan, Dalzelll Law!—(t?.«.)
Arbor forsan excelsa. Ramuli elongati, graciles,' adulti glabrati, cortice nitido
ruguloso. Folia secus costam et nervos subfurfuracea, demum glabra, 5-8 polL
longarlf~2£rlata, petiolo ^-poll. Peduncvli axillares, 1-2 tineas longi, apice brae-
teati, 3-4-fiori. Pedicelli petiolos eequantes vel paullo superantes, filiformes, apice
subclavati, prope flonim unibracteolati. Flows subglobosi, laxe tomentoai. Fructus
sesquipollicares. Aril I us apice lobatus. Semen oblongum; chalaza unilaterali, a
vertice ^ pell, "flistante.
Our specimens from Law and Dalzell agree very well with those of Heyne. The
leaves have a tendency to vary in shape, and are sometimes quite-rounded at the base.
The fruit is broader in the Wallichian specimens than in the -others, bat the seed is
the same in both.
5. M. glaucescens (H.f. et T.); ranralis gkbTescentibus, foliis
oblongo-lanceoktis basi plerumque rotundatis supra glaberrimis subtua
glaucis, pedunculis brevissimis paucifloris, disco piano 10-15>*radiato,
fructu ovali-oblongo ferru^neo-pulverulento> arillo tenui.—M. Suma-
trana, BL Rumph. i. 187. Kneroa glaucescens, 'Jack, in Mai. Mi*c* ei
in Hook. Comjp. Bot. Mag. i. 149, non WalL '
HAB. In penins. Malayana ad Malacca, Griff.! Onming, 2315 I—
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DISTRIB. Sumatra, Jack; ins. Philipp., Cuming, 10421 1809 I
Arbor ramulis rugulosis; partes novellre fcurfurace«, cito glabresceutes. Fctlia 5-
poll, longa, li-2-J- kta, petiolo i*poll., juniora secus costam et nervos forfuracw
cito glabreseentia, Pedicelli graciles, petiolum eequantes, medio bwcteolatL Ftort
ferrugineo-tomentoai, foeminei pvali-oblongi, masculi sub^tobosi Firttcf**, secundui
Jack, 1. c., parvos, olivse magnitudiaem non ^ttinens, ex .spec, in Herb. Bentham a
servato snbglobosus, cerasi magnitudme, valvis tenuibns, arillo indiviso.